Chinese New Year in Photographs: The Year Of The Monkey

By Cherrie - 4 min read

新年好 – Chinese New Year seen through the eyes of EyeEm photographers!

Dancing dragons, red envelopes, paper lanterns… It can only mean one thing: Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the monkey and millions of people across the globe are spending today, February 8th, celebrating the traditional festival with feasts, parades and parties. Are you among them?

You may or may not be decorating windows and doors with red paper, lighting firecrackers and practising your Chinese calligraphy. But one thing’s for sure: Spreading a little extra good fortune, health and happiness can’t hurt! Scroll down to enjoy this selection: Chinese New Year in photographs.


By Claire Honer Lightkep

Cropped image of hands holding dumplings

By nick li

Low angle view of chinese lanterns hanging from street light against apartment building

By Vjcqussn


By Fen Yeh

human hand

By Emily

real people

By Oliver Ponder

By R K


By yuna

High angle view of food served on table

By Duangjai

real people

By Jhn Rmn

building exterior

By Huhu_l

By Maianga

chinese dragon

By Natasha torres-coote

food and drink

By 琪琪琪

focus on foreground

By Kester Chan

Thanks for looking through these Chinese New Year photographs. Want to see more pictures like this? Check out EyeEm’s curated collections of photos of China, Monkey images and Money pictures. Have a happy and prosperous Year of the Monkey!

Header image by@migaia_xo

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